Razor Clamming Maps

Razor Clams

can be found from Alaska to Northern California, but location maps are sometimes hard to find. Here you will find detailed maps, driving directions, and the ability to drill down onto the beach and see exactly where to go.

If this is your first time clamming Seaside, Oregon is a pretty good place to clam every year, with 2013 being exceptional. Ninety percent of the razor clams dug in Oregon are along an eighteen mile stretch of beach from the south end of Seaside (starting at Tillamook Head), north to the Columbia River.

Clams can be found almost everywhere along the beach some spots are better then others. Each year shifting sands and the location of clam larva can effect where clamming will be best.
commercial razor clammer
Commercial Clammer
The best way to determine where on a specific beach clamming is best is to watch and see where the locals go, as razor clammers generally congregate in groups where clams are being found. If you’re lucky enough to see a commercial clammer that can be a good key indicator as they are searching out the best spots weekly. Use the map below to find a location and directions, then go back to the menu tab for a more specific map.

 

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Throughout the site items highlighted in green indicate a preferred spot. Once you identity which beach you want to try, go back to the menu to get a more specific map of that location.

Information provided is a result of personal experience clamming at each bay location over a period of fifty-years, and local residences providing input and advice; as well as ongoing information from past Oregon Department Fish and Wildlife surveys. Information will change as incoming seas have a tendency to shift and move sand bars. The hope of this information is for people new to clamming to have a successful first time experience, but razorclamming.com is not responsible for the accuracy of this data, and the outcome, or results of your personal efforts.